Identity theft is a sad reality that continues to occur affecting businesses and residents across the United States. Taking one glimpse at the news, we are bound to hear about a new reported case of information theft or fraud that has transpired in our community. While we can’t stop it entirely, we have the power to prevent the chances of experiencing such a crime substantially. For starters, if you are an Athens business owner, a thorough document shredding program for your company is simply a must! Protecting your security starts internally and this means ensuring you have the proper document management program in place. What does one include? Most importantly, one is made up of safe and professional document storage and document shredding.
Without such practices in place, how can you determine whether you are maintaining confidentiality over sensitive business matters? Furthermore, how can you be sure private information surrounding your employees and customers has not been accidentally leaked? These are the questions you’ll want to ask yourself and should be taking seriously if you want your business to remain protected from outside threats. If you don’t have a document shredding program implemented, there’s a good chance documents may be slipping out your door without your knowledge.
A document management program is only as effective as the effort put into creating it. The overall aim is to improve organization levels, limit security threats, and help with employee productivity levels. One approach used by many business managers is turning to a Clean Desk Policy. This policy is basically in place to encourage and remind staff to do their part in keeping their desk free of clutter and sensitive paperwork that could otherwise be lost or stolen, left out in plain sight.
Taking appropriate measures to maintain security over your documents is necessary at least until the retention period has surpassed and the shredding process can begin. Once paperwork is no longer needed for future reference, it should be securely disposed of in a locked, shred bin where it will remain untouched and protected until collected for destruction. When you partner with a document shredding company like Gator Shredding, your Athens business will be supplied with these collection containers if a regular shredding schedule is agreed upon and put in place. Keep records safe from prying eyes and have peace of mind in knowing that your documents are safe.
Gator Shredding goes great lengths to verify all data and records are disposed in a secure and confidential manner. Our specialized mobile shred trucks bring 6000lbs of document shredding power per hour to your location. There is no need to worry about our credentials as we are also proud to share that we are HIPAA compliant and FACTA compliant.
Document Shredding Services We Offer
The destruction process is carried out in a matter of minutes; efficient and secure, we work quickly to shred through your documents, so there is little interruption in your work day. Our customers are welcome to witness the shredding process if desired; in either case, staff can continue focusing on their day-to-day business duties immediately after we’ve loaded your documents onto our trucks. No need to worry about a loss in productivity! Our team is qualified and trained to conduct the destruction process in a matter of minutes.
Aside from disposing of your documents, nothing else is required of you; in fact, we don’t even ask you to remove staples, or rubber bands as our shred equipment can shred through all this effortlessly. Most importantly, we are dedicated to protecting your privacy from the moment we obtain your records, through until the shredding process itself.
As mentioned, clients are welcome to witness the shredding take place and we encourage this when possible, for the extra reassurance that’s provided. With every shred job, you are also given a written document outlining the shredding has been carried out according to privacy legislation and performed with the highest level of professionalism. This Certificate of Destruction should be kept in a secure space where it is fully protected but accessible, should you need it for a future audit.
Wondering what shredding service is most ideal for your business? This is where our recommendations and industry background knowledge will help tremendously with planning. We will work with you to talk about your vision, budget, options, and meeting specific needs you might have so we are all on the same page and there are no surprises. We will go through each service option with you, customizing the program exactly how you want it. If you have a large volume of paper on a regular basis, you may prefer our on-going shredding option; if you’d like to clean up unnecessary clutter and/or you’re relocating across the city, a one-time purge for your company might also be beneficial. Have documents at home you’re looking to dispose of securely? We also help residents in Athens remain safe from the threats of identity theft, through our residential shredding program.
Electronic data should be kept secure as well! Keep in mind that your hard drives need to be destroyed by professionals when you no longer require them. If you’ve made computer updates or have completed a major clean of your office, now is the best time to collect these old hard drives for shredding purposes. Gator Shredding makes disposal convenient and easy as both your document shredding and hard drive destruction needs can be completed together right on-site at your location. If your Athens business is seeking to outsource its shredding needs, we welcome you to get in touch with us to try our services. When you choose our team , we promise 100% protection and compliance through our meticulous and strict approach to protection and compliance with privacy legislation.
Why is Document Shredding a Crucial Practice for Your Organization?
- Reduces the Threat of Identity Theft
- Privacy Legislation Mandates Private Matters are Protected
- Ensures Total Security and Privacy
- Keeps Sensitive Documents Safe from Possible Exposure
Choose from Several Document Shredding Solutions:
- One-Time Shredding for Businesses
- On-Going, Regularly Scheduled Shredding
- Residential Shredding
- Hard Drive Destruction
Why Choose Gator Shredding for Your Athens Business?
- Contributes to Higher Productivity Levels
- Improves Security Measures
- Greater Reliability than an Office Shredder
- Shredding is Performed in a Timely Manner
- We Look After the Logistics
- All Material Shredded is Collected for Recycling
Ready to begin your shredding with us? Our team looks forward to speaking to you; feel free to request a free, no-obligation quote. We are very happy to assist you!
We are committed to protecting the environment
All shredded material is taken to our secure facility where it is baled and sent to the paper mill to be recycled into items such as paper towels, toilet paper and/or napkins. Recycling paper saves trees, conserves water and reduces the amount of waste going to landfills.